Fire caused $50,000 in damage to Spring Vacuum and Furniture at the corner of Dunlop Street and Ferndale Drive on Thursday night, says the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service, which received the call just before 9:40 p.m. City fire crews thought it might be suspicious. The blaze is being investigated by the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management. No damage is visible from the building's exterior, although there is a burned small garbage bin out back. There's red tape across the store's front doorway and a 'Going Out of Business Sale' sign in the window. BOB BRUTON PHOTO

Fire in store

Fire caused $50,000 in damage to Spring Vacuum and Furniture at the corner of Dunlop Street and Ferndale Drive on Thursday night.

The theft of a black, 2008 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle in Barrie is being investigated by city police.

Motorcycle stolen

The theft of a Harley Davidson motorcycle in Barrie is being investigated by city police.

RVH Foundation chairman David McCullough, RVH president and CEO Janice Skot, Lloyd Lawrence and David Blenkarn. SUBMITTED

RVH honours Lawrence

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) honoured longtime RVH friend Lloyd Lawrence on Thursday night.

The Barrie Colts announced Friday that veteran Cordell James has been named team captain for the 2016-17 Ontario Hockey League season. MARK WANZEL/FILE PHOTO

Captain Cordell

Barrie Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk announced Friday afternoon that the team has named veteran forward Cordell James as team captain.

Edwin Boyd, centre, was one of the leaders of a gang of robbers who preyed on banks, mostly in Toronto and Montreal. One day in 1951, his gang took on the Canadian Imperial Bank in Bradford.

When the gang came north

The Boyd Gang was a group of notorious bank robbers back in the 1950s. Edwin Boyd was not the actual leader, but he was the Hollywood-handsome...

Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School in Beeton had 74 of its windows smashed overnight Wednesday to Thursday, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. MIRIAM KING POSTMEDIA NETWORK.

School windows smashed

NEW TECUMSETH – Someone smashed 74 windows at Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School in Beeton this week, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.

The Georgian Grizzlies won the men's title at Thursday's Georgian Invitational at Heritage Hills Golf Club this week. SUBMITTED

Impressive start for Grizzlies

The Georgian Grizzlies golf teams returned to action as they hosted the Georgian Invitational at the Heritage Hills Golf Club in Barrie on Thursday.

Chad McLeaming of the Barrie Rugby Club takes part in a recent practice at the Barrie Community Sports Complex in Midhurst. The Barrie Sky Blues have gained promotion to the Ontario Rugby Union's Marshall League following a win over Niagara. MARK WANZEL/FILE PHOTO

Sky Blues earn promotion

The Barrie Sky Blues squeaked past the Niagara Wasps, 25-24, to gain promotion to the Ontario Rugby Union’s Marshall Championship League.

     

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